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NEW!!! AB 1109 Lighting Task Force Report Released
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DTSC convenes a Task Force to address AB 1109
Assemblymember Huffman authored AB 1109 which successfully passed in 2007. This bill set new energy efficiency standards for general purpose lighting, prohibits the manufacture and sale of general purpose lighting after January 1, 2010 unless certain conditions are met, and required DTSC to convene a Task Force to consider and make recommendations to the Legislature on:
(1) The most effective, cost-efficient, and convenient method for the consumer to provide for the proper collection and recycling of any end-of-life general purpose lights generated in this state.
(2) Methods to educate consumers about the proper management and collection opportunities for end-of-life general purpose lights.
(3) Designations on the general purpose light and light packaging regarding the proper recycling of the light and compliance of the light with this article.
On March 6th, 2008, DTSC first assembled a Task Force of members from various sectors including the following;
This Task Force has been working hard to address the three tasks as specified by Assemblymember Huffman in AB 1109. Below is a list of Task Force meetings that have happened as well as future dates.
****Special note. Collection and Recycling sub committee will meet via conference call June 12th. Please email AB1109TF@dtsc.ca.gov if you are interested in participating.
Several documents have been submitted for comments. The following options are collection and recycling possibilities that the Task Force is currently reviewing.
Summary of the roles and responsibilities of all parties under each option
Manufacturers Comments are submitted separately only due to time constraints and length of document. Submitted 6-6-2008